Hike Logs: 2018 Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

Are you taking the Central Oregon Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge? Here you can see all the hikes logged in our 2018 challenge, with the most recent at the top. If you want to view logged hikes for just one of the peaks, click the mountain name. Click on a hike log to see all the details, more photos and leave comments for the challengers.

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Mt Bachelor

Peak SummitedMount BachelorTrailheadSunrise to SummitSuper cloudy and hazy. Pretty cold at the top with lots of wind. Steady inline, but not too bad! Enjoyable pace, since my legs were still tired from South Sister. Would definitely do this one again, and hopefully the next time I'll get to see the view!
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Peak SummitedTumalo MountainTrailheadDutchmanGroupMeetupSmoke from the recent fires obscured the beautiful views! Straightforward climb but my knees never like the way down?
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Summiting Big Sis

Peak SummitedSouth SisterTrailheadSouth Sister Climber Trail 36Grueling! We started on the trail at 5:00am. The first 1.75miles climbed through the forest – got our hearts pumping and woke us up a bit. The next 1.25 was a nice little flat portion where we watched the sunrise over broken top – beautiful!! It was a steady […]
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Smoky days of summer

Peak SummitedPaulina PeakTrailheadCrater Rim Trail #57GroupTeam Bowman (aka my husband)This was our first time hiking Paulina Peak. The trail is in terrific condition, no debris left over from last winter. Warm day and smoke filled skies from all the forest fires, which diminished the views. This would be a great hike on a clear day. […]
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Paulina Peak Summit

Peak SummitedPaulina PeakTrailheadCrater Rim Trail No 57 - Paulina PeakHOT and SMOKY! Beautiful night though! Pretty quick after work hike. Sunset was absolutely beautiful but view was pretty smoked out.
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Pre-challenge; Pre-fire

Peak SummitedBlack CraterTrailheadBlack CraterGroupN/ABeautiful hike! Steady uphill about 3.5 miles. Downhill is quick and easy. I am not in tip top shape but didn't have too much trouble maintaining a steady 3ish mph overall with a good 15 minute break up top. Total 2:41:54; 2329′ according to Strava. Butterflies and only a small patch of […]
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Tumalo early on

Peak SummitedTumalo MountainTrailheadDutchman Flat Sno-ParkI hiked Tumalo Mt in late July with a good friend. It was after this hike that I came across the CO 6-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Jeff was nice to let me count this one since it was done before the official start. Nice trail with awesome views at the top. […]
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Solo Climb up Mt Bachelor

Peak SummitedMount BachelorTrailheadMain Lodge (my bad)GroupSoloThis was a solo hike. I thought the trail started near the main lodge (I was wrong). I ended up forging my own route up a combination of mountain bike trails (they weren't open yet), ski runs and utility roads until I reached Pine Marten Lodge. From there, I donned […]
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Black Crater

Peak SummitedBlack CraterTrailheadBlack Crater TrailheadGroupJoanWe had heard reports from the ranger that Black Crater might have too much snow and a lot of downed trees. As it turned out, there were no downed trees, and only two short patches of snow to traverse — just enough to add a little fun on a hot day. […]
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Cloudless Day on Paulina Peak

Peak SummitedPaulina PeakTrailheadPaulina PeakGroupJoanWe drove down from Bend on Saturday morning and hit the trail at about 8:40am. There were a handful of cars at the trailhead, and although there wasn't a cloud in the sky, the air was cool and the pines provided shade most of the way. The trail was completely free of […]
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A Front Seat View to Mt Bachelor

Peak SummitedTumalo MountainTrailheadTumalo MountainGroupJoanHiked Tumalo Mountain with Joan on a Friday morning. The trail begins on the west side of Tumalo, and climbs through forest that thins as you climb. It was another sunny day, and the early start meant we avoided the worst of the heat. Even though it was a weekday, there were […]
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South Sister view

South Sister is a Tough Girl

Peak SummitedSouth SisterTrailheadDevil's LakeGroupDanHiked South Sister with my son Dan — visiting from Tampa. We didn't know what to expect as far as snow or conditions, and there was a lot more of the white stuff than we expected. Fortunately, it was pretty firm so hiking over it wasn't much of a problem. Just a […]
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